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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 2711 providers in this state and specialty

656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 499 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.33M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

20,908

2014

20,925

2015

24,018

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,496

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

184

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,184

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

178

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 891

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

3 60
OMEPRAZOLE 800

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

6 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
RANITIDINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 46
OXCARBAZEPINE 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

11 174
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
OLANZAPINE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 13 105
LEVETIRACETAM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

14 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

16 28
FENOFIBRATE* 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 93
LAMOTRIGINE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

18 152
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

23 49
SERTRALINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
AMITIZA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 189
GABAPENTIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

26 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
FAMOTIDINE* 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 38
CRESTOR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

30 50
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
FINASTERIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 62
ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 44
CARBAMAZEPINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 166
MELOXICAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 39
VIMPAT 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 280
RISPERIDONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 64
METFORMIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 7
LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

43 30
PAROXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 14
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 13
SEROQUEL XR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 267
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

A 49 84
MEMANTINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 70
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 104
BUSPIRONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 129
CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 160
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 258
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 101
CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 33
NAMENDA XR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 60 43
TOPIRAMATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 60 144
FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 73
FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 119
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 64 159
PHENOBARBITAL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 65 244
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

66 138
CELECOXIB 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 121
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 47
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

69 205
LATANOPROST 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 70 155
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 250
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 72 61
VALPROIC ACID* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 73 192
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 128
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 132
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 76 48
MUPIROCIN* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

76 213
BENICAR HCT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 78 219
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 63
SELENIUM SULFIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 80 381
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 80 12
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 55
AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 82 131
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 84 112
INVOKANA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 212
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

86 35
ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 80
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 88 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 116
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 90 130
SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

91 194
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 92 117
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 93 333
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 91
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 72
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 351
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 45
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

98 67
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 124
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 98
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 28, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.